Wednesday, April 30, 2008
This is my take on Jane Dean's class at Saturday's Scrapbook Sisters crop and I'm really pleased with how it turned out. To reveal the hidden photos you pull the tab at the side, and out they slide - it's a great way to include several larger photos without doing a double LO.
The fab papers are by Prima and I delved into my bargain pack of American Crafts Thickers to complete the title.
Here's hoping for a nicer day tomorrow!
Posted by Jen at 8:43 pm
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Today was a busy one at school, with four lessons to teach, plus preparation for my observations on Friday, and finally filming with some members of my form for our assembly next week. I'm now sat on my own (well, Sasha is curled up next to me!) listening to cheesy radio and enjoying a good old surf. Very relaxing :D
Posted by Jen at 7:44 pm
Monday, April 28, 2008
I enjoyed playing at the Scrapbook Sisters crop on Saturday, then joining in with the UKScrappers Cybercrop on Sunday - definitely a creative weekend! I will showcase those LOs, including the one I did at the Jane Dean class, later in the week.
Meanwhile, this is a LO I created during the holidays using some leftovers from a MM class at Scrapbook Sisters (see earlier in my blog for other LOs). This photo was taken at Farming World, the day after Amelia's second birthday. It was very cold in the wind, but we still managed to have fun! Btw, I'm loving butterflies at the moment - I blame my friend Tracey, as she just had a butterfly themed wedding which looked beautiful!
Posted by Jen at 6:05 pm
Friday, April 25, 2008
As I currently feel very hungry, amongst other things, it's possibly not the best time to post a LO about a cake but I am aware that I have been so busy this week that I haven't posted anything at all! Anyway, this LO features the Easter Gateau that I made this year (gateau was too long for the space I had for my title!) and I've used the new Basic Grey papers, alongside some Bazzill Bling and glittery chipboard. It is loosely based on a sketch from the April issue of Creating Keepsakes.
Posted by Jen at 11:36 am
Friday, April 18, 2008
Currently watching The History Boys as I type this - quite good :-)
This LO uses the Prima papers, along with quite a few of the Maya Road buttons. I have to admit that I'm falling in love with just about everything Maya Road is producing lately!
Posted by Jen at 7:19 pm
Thursday, April 17, 2008
The photos show different views of Port Orleans French Quarter, where we stayed on our holiday in 2006, and where we will be staying for the wedding/honeymoon trip next year :-D
You might notice my increasing use of white pen lately - this is thanks to mum doing a class with Jane Dean, and inspiring me to go out and get the Pentel Hybrid, which writes so well on photographs.
I would highly recommend that everyone forgets the fear, takes the plunge, and begins to doodle all over their photos - it's great fun!
Posted by Jen at 8:53 pm
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
This morning, Julia came round and we went through my GTP file, cataloguing the evidence and working out what I need to focus on for next term. As a result I'm feeling really positive, as I always forget how much stuff I've already got! She's also told me I'm not to do anymore work apart from when I work with the Year 12s on Thursday - hmm, I think I can manage that!
Posted by Jen at 12:26 pm
Monday, April 14, 2008
I've also done another one for them today, and am looking forward to using photos from the last few days on my own LOs over the next week or so.
This LO uses photos from the Insight magazine which the WWF send me quarterly as I sponsor tigers. The journalling explains how some people tell me I should donate money towards human charities before giving to help animals. Well, apart from it being my business, and mine alone, I believe that humans got the tigers into this mess, so the very least I can do is support the WWF's efforts at making things better for them :-)
Posted by Jen at 1:07 pm
Sunday, April 06, 2008
As for today's LO, this is based on a sketch from Creating Keepsakes and was completed in response to a challenge from Carolinez Craftz Forumz to use up cardstock. I added free acrylic letters, MM rubons, and a Ranger paint dabber to my cardstock to complete the LO. The title word "summer" was cut using Sizzix Cherish font.
Tomorrow I'm off to Canterbury with Mum in the morning as she has next week off work. Will try not to spend any money, lol!
Posted by Jen at 5:48 pm
Saturday, April 05, 2008
I love the look on Amelia's face - it looks like she is weighing up all her choices but is in absolutely no hurry to make them!
I'm also feeling quite chilled and creative today as it is now the two week holidays. We've got some nice things planned, and today I completed the cardstock LO I started 2 weeks ago as I finally printed my journalling at mum's. I also stopped in at Scrapbook Sisters and picked up April's CK as they have now confirmed my sub will start with the May issue. While I was there I was also seduced by the Basic Grey Cupcake papers and some Inkadinkadoo stamps :-D
Finally, I had an email from the editor of The Scrapbook Magazine to say my LOs had arrived safely. These were for Issue 30 and were on a summer theme.
Posted by Jen at 8:42 pm
Thursday, April 03, 2008
Luckily, I did! Feel very relieved to have got them out of the way, and now I can focus on things like my case studies of students and assignments.
This LO is another one I did at the Birthday Crop on Saturday. I've kept it very simple as I just wanted the photos to stand out. It's the second one of Joshua, although I'll need to get lots more photos if he's ever going to catch up with the number of LOs I've done of his sister!
And, on a final note, tomorrow is the last day of term - yay, I'm looking forward to the holidays :-D
Posted by Jen at 8:44 pm
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
The journalling is all about the fact that Amelia and Oscar are finally able to play (relatively) nicely together!
It has been great weather here today, in terms of being dry and having really warm sunshine - the only thing that spoilt it was the rather strong wind.
I don't really know why I'm writing about the weather - it's just that I always feel I don't write enough about things other than scrapping, so that's my attempt while my brain is addled from too much work!
Posted by Jen at 8:08 pm